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Getting there

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Getting there

Daughter coming in on a Tuesday in Oct she needs to get to Burcrana Any clues how to get up there. What are the ages you can rent cars and if so is there a place up there to drop it off. She's 22 .Flying into Shannon.So what are the roads like. I know drive on left side.

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1. Usually they will not hire a car to somebody under the age of 25, but check the individual companies.

2. There are busses but they will take a long time. I checked www.aerarann.com and there is a flight from Shannon to Dublin that arrives in Dublin at 18.15 and another flight that leaves Dublin for Donegal Airport at 19.30 (you will need to check the exact dates).

After that she would need to either consider getting a cab from Donegal Airport to Buncrana or staying overnight and getting a bus next day. I can't find any busses going to Buncrana. The nearest town for Bus Eireann busses is Derry

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I don't know whether this is easier:

There are buses from Shannon to Galway, then another bus from Galway to Derry. Or from Limerick there's a bus that connects at Galway with another bus to Derry. . Check www.buseireann.ie timetables 51, 53 and 64

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Derry is connected to Buncrana by frequent buses provided by the local Lough Swilly Bus Company. Timetable available from the link below.


Logistically I think that it may prove difficult to get from Shannon to Buncrana on the same day, by bus. It would probably prove much easier to fly on to Dublin and from there get a connecting flight to City of Derry airport. Both Aer Lingus and Aer Arann have daily flights to Dublin and British Airways fly from Dublin to Derry.

Details of the flights from Dublin to Derry can be located via link available from the following website.


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